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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

May 21, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread... more »»

Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South

May 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South.

A new report found the South was home to three-quarters of the U.S. more »»

US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety drills, parent notification systems, and other safety measures in U.S. more »»

Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

May 21, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers... more »»

Suspect in wealthy family deaths believed to be in New York

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy executive and three other people had worked for the businessman's construction company and is believed to be... more »»

Not just Denver: VA problems in Florida, Louisiana, Nevada

May 21, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The $1 billion cost overrun at the Denver veterans hospital is the VA's worst construction problem, but the department also had difficulties at health care facilities in New Orleans... more »»

Suspect in wealthy family deaths believed to be in Brooklyn

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators believe a suspect in the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper is in the Brooklyn area of New York City, police said Thursday. more »»

Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

May 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging chang... more »»

Jon Bon Jovi breaks out guitar at commencement address

May 21, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi couldn't resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University's Camden campus. more »»

Suspect named but few details in killings of rich DC family

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Savvas Savopoulos was energized. He spent the day sprucing up his northern Virginia martial arts studio for its grand opening with his family's longtime housekeeper. more »»

Suspect named in killing of wealthy DC family, housekeeper

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Savvas Savopoulos was energized. He spent the day sprucing up his northern Virginia martial arts studio for its grand opening with his family's longtime housekeeper. more »»

Survey finds US schools ramping up safety measures

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. more »»

Bikers, others flee gunfire in Waco restaurant video

May 21, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — When gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, most of the leather-clad motorcycle riders watching the confrontation from the patio or inside immediately ran... more »»

2nd Marine killed in Hawaii crash identified as Arizona man

May 21, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) — The military on Wednesday said a second Marine has died of injuries he received after an Osprey aircraft crashed during a training exercise last weekend in Hawaii.

Lance Cp. more »»

Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight

May 21, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks. more »»

Renters appear more satisfied in many pricey US cities

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — High rents are worth it. more »»

 
 
 

 

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